Southern gentleman, sexiest man alive, A-lister, and all-around cool dude – these are just some of the titles Matthew McConaughey has earned since his introduction into the elite world of the rich and famous. Despite his uber success in Hollywood, however, McConaughey has always made sure to remind us that he’s still just that humble, fun-loving guy from Texas that would choose kicking back with a cold beer over a posh, Hollywood bash any day. His chill, laid-back personality, along with his plethora of quotable characters, is what makes Matthew McConaughey such a beloved figure to his fans. Here’s an in-depth look into McConaughey’s life, his film career, and his family!
Where Does Matthew McConaughey Live?
Matthew McConaughey never just settles for normal when it comes to his living arrangements. Let’s take a look at the digs this southern gent calls home!
Matthew McConaughey House Austin, Texas
Returning to his roots, McConaughey and fam relocated from California to Texas and nabbed a gorgeous, 10,800 square-foot Spanish-Mediterranean style mansion in Austin. The home, which is merely a stone’s throw from where his mom lives, was built in 1997 and features 8 bathrooms, 7 bedrooms, 2-island kitchen, a water fountain, a massive courtyard, a guest house, and 7 boat slips near the lake which sits only a short distance from the property.
Though the exact price McConaughey paid for the home remains unknown, it’s estimated that he may have bagged the place for less than $4 million!
Matthew McConaughey House Malibu, CA
Does Matthew McConaughey live in a trailer? Not exactly. After realizing Cosmo, his GMC van-turned-home was getting a bit cramped, Matthew McConaughey decided it was time to upgrade…to an aluminum trailer. In 2004, he fell head-over-boots for an Airstream International CCD 28. 28 feet in size, the trailer had a living area, a banquette table/ desk combo, mini kitchen, shower & toilet (thankfully), and an itty-bitty bedroom that McConaughey affectionately named the Honeycomb due to the shape of the ceiling and the color of the space.
The Airstream, which McConaughey was inspired to name Canoe after a visit to the Squamish Nation Reservation in Vancouver, Canada, acted as his main headquarters for several years. As time passed, the star even added in some upgrades to make the place a bit homier, such as ceiling netting and book racks to house his reading materials, a barbecue grill in the back, and a custom-made banquette table.
Though McConaughey still owns his beloved old Airstream, which is now parked in a recreational vehicle park in Malibu, he now lives in a home more fitting for a family man with a wife and 3 children.
What Fraternity Was Matthew McConaughey in?
He went to the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) and joined Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
In 2016, McConaughey even returned to the university as an instructor to teach an advanced filmmaking class during the fall.
Matthew McConaughey: What We Really Want to Know
Alright, Alright, Alright! Now that we’ve covered the basics of McConaughey-ology, let’s get to the good stuff and answer some of those questions you may be dying to know about the man himself.
Where is Matthew McConaughey from?
As if it wasn’t obvious from that southern accent, McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas.
Is Matthew McConaughey Irish?
Yes! In fact, McConaughey has expressed immense pride in his Irish heritage, which actually derives from both his mother and father.
In addition to his Irish ancestry, Matthew McConaughey also has English, Swedish, German, and Scottish roots.
Does Matthew McConaughey Have Tattoos?
Unless he’s hiding a butt tattoo or something (which I’m sure many ladies would volunteer to check for), no, it appears McConaughey is ink-free. Though the star has been tempted to get a tatt or two in the past, he has always decided against it – saying that his scars are his tattoos.
Who has Matthew McConaughey Dated?
Unsurprisingly, McConaughey has been linked to some pretty big names throughout his time in Hollywood, including Ashley Judd, Sandra Bullock, Penelope Cruz, and (maybe) Janet Jackson.
Matthew McConaughey Kids
Yes! McConaughey and wife Camila Alves have three children; Levi Alves McConaughey (born 2008), Vida Alves McConaughey (born 2010), and Livingston Alves McConaughey (born 2012).
Matthew McConaughey Young (Photos)
An athlete in his youth, McConaughey enjoyed playing golf and tennis during his time at Longview High School, where he was also voted “Most Handsome Student.”
McConaughey originally planned to attend law school following his graduation from UT-Austin; however, he would eventually decide against it since he really had no interest in becoming a lawyer (lucky for us).
Instead, Matthew would pursue a career in acting, and go on to nab small parts in television series and commercials until making his film debut in the cult classic Dazed and Confused (1993). This role would not only help Matthew get noticed in Hollywood but it would also help to carve out a persona that would follow him for the remainder of his career. Since then, McConaughey has become a household name and one of the most beloved American actors of his time.
Who Is Matthew McConaughey Married To?
Matthew McConaughey wife is Brazilian-American fashion designer and model Camila Alves McConaughey. McConaughey and Alves tied the knot in the Summer of 2012.
Alves lived in her native Brazil until the age of 15, when she traveled to Los Angeles with her aunt and made the decision to stay. A year after relocating to the United States, Camila moved to New York City in pursuit of a career in modeling. As time passed, Alves would make a name for herself not only in the world of modeling but also as a successful fashion designer. She would even go on to host the third season of the reality series Shear Genius in 2010.
How Much Is Matthew McConaughey Net Worth?
With a career in Hollywood that spans nearly three decades and a boatload of blockbusters under his belt, it’s no surprise that Matthew McConaughey has gained a pretty impressive net worth since he began his acting career in the early 90s.
As of 2019, McConaughey’s net worth has reached a whopping $95 million!
Matthew McConaughey Family
Though he admits to having a blast during his bachelor years, it seems McConaughey has left that life behind in exchange for the most important role he has ever taken on – husband and father.
How did Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves meet?
The star first met his future wife-to-be at a nightclub in 2006. He spotted the Brazilian beauty while mixing margaritas and partying it up with some friends at a nearby table and decided to go strike up a chat. McConaughey managed to get Alves back to his place for more drinks and even talked her into spending the night in a guest bedroom. Despite Matthew’s attempts to seal the deal that night, however, Alves was not having it.
In fact, the model rejected McConaughey’s advances not once, but twice! Alves would leave the following morning without so much as a smooch or plans for a second date (if you listen close enough, you can hear all the McConaughey fans screaming right now). Despite his initial failures, McConaughey continued to try and woo his new lady friend and would eventually manage to land another date with Alves.
One wedding and three kids later, McConaughey and Alves are going strong and looking happier than ever.
Matthew McConaughey Movies
Matthew McConaughey has starred in a LOT of films during his career, but what movies has Matthew McConaughey been in? Below are some of his more memorable roles on the silver screen:
Matthew McConaughey Movies List
- Dazed and Confused (1993)
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)
- A Time to Kill (1996)
- Contact (1997)
- The Newton Boys (1998)
- The Wedding Planner (2001)
- Reign of Fire (2002)
- How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
- Sahara (2005)
- We Are Marshall (2006)
- Fool’s Gold (2008)
- Tropic Thunder (2008)
- Surfer, Dude (2008)
- Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
- Magic Mike (2012)
- Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
- The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
- Interstellar (2014)
- Free State of Jones (2016)
In 2014, McConaughey even lent his talents to the HBO hit series True Detective, starring opposite fellow actor and friend Woody Harrelson.
How Old Was Matthew McConaughey in Dazed and Confused?
High school seniors are usually 18 years old when they graduate, which means that David Wooderson, Aka McConaughey, would likely have been around 22 years old in the movie, making the character only two years younger than McConaughey at the time that he starred in the film.
What Happened to Matthew McConaughey in Wolf of Wall Street?
After McConaughey’s memorable, but brief, appearance at the beginning of the film, many wondered what happened to his character Mark Hanna following the memorable scene opposite Jordon Belfort (aka DiCaprio). It seemed he just sort of disappeared from the story never to return.
In the book that the film was adapted from, however, it was written that McConaughey’s character eventually came to work for Jordan, though Hanna would be more of a background character following his initial exchange with Belfort, making his character less important to the remainder of the story.